Ralph E. Ogden Bolton Landing Polaroids

Record Group, 2017-003
Date(s) creation
1966 – 1967
One folder, including 10 unmounted Polaroid photographs and 10 handwritten corresponding note cards
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Storm King Art Center Archives and the copyright holder.
Scope and Content
This collection spans the period between Ogden’s first visit to Bolton Landing on October 24, 1966 and his final visit on March 13, 1967. In addition to the photographs there are five sets of notes. The photographs and notes document Ogden's purchase of 13 David Smith sculptures.
By 1961, Storm King Art Center's founders had become committed to modern sculpture. Early purchases were sited directly outside the Museum Building as part of a formal garden scheme. However, with the purchase of 13 works from the estate of sculptor David Smith (1906–1965), Storm King began to place sculpture directly in the landscape. Since then, every work has been sited with consideration of both its immediate surroundings and distant views.